Hear Me Roar: Lions in Regency England

Lions are the undisputed kings of the jungle.  But where do they fit into English history?  As early as King John's reign in England around 1210, lions were said to be kept at the Tower of London menagerie.  Medieval English warriors who had a reputation for bravery were often nicknamed 'the Lion': Richard I of … Continue reading Hear Me Roar: Lions in Regency England

Reflecting on Verre Eglomise

Verre eglomisé is a term applied to a process of decorating glass from the reverse with metal foil, usually gold or silver, engraved with pictorial or geometric designs.  The technique was known as early as the 3rd century BC in Alexandria and was widely used throughout the Roman Empire and in early Christian times. The … Continue reading Reflecting on Verre Eglomise

Announcing our Winter Exhibition

We are delighted to announce our upcoming winter exhibition, Looking East: Japanned Furniture of Georgian England, which will take place at the gallery from 27 November to 15 December. The exhibition will feature a curated selection of exquisite 18th century japanned English furniture that highlights the prominence of this trend in the wake of contemporary … Continue reading Announcing our Winter Exhibition

A Guide to Giltwood Furniture from LAPADA

We are proud members of LAPADA, the Association of Art & Antiques Dealers, and we exhibit at their annual fair each September in Berkeley Square in London.  The LAPADA website is a great resource for finding antiques, and we are delighted that they have featured our 'Guide to Giltwood Furniture.'  To view the feature, with additional photographs … Continue reading A Guide to Giltwood Furniture from LAPADA